What makes us unique

Rowanberry Mini-Kindy is a Gilmerton based child-minding service greatly influenced by Steiner and Froebel principles, looking after children aged 2 to high school. You will often find us exploring nature, feeding our chicken flock, making crafts, singing and storytelling, baking and creating! Our days flow similar to that of a Steiner Kindergarten, but with a greater home-spun, family ethos – our children love to play together, and due to the smaller number of children in our care than in a nursery or kindergarten setting, they are well supported to build lasting friendship bonds.

Our Mini-Kindy is run by a former Glasgow-Steiner and current Edinburgh-Steiner school teacher, Sarah-Ann Askew, supported by five assistants, one of whom is Forest-School trained, and one who is an experienced Steiner kindergarten teacher. Our setting is a large family home, complemented by front and back gardens, with a fire pit and home-made mud kitchen amongst the outdoor activities we offer. We are starting focused Steiner morning sessions in a back-garden yurt, and forest school Friday afternoons, in the local woods. We strive to get our children out in the fresh air every day, and this has been made easier by the draw of our kittens and free-range chickens roaming in the garden!

Our children are happy, and we’re sure you will be too. We have spaces available, please enquire with notice of when you could come for a visit, and the days and times you require childcare, thank you

Nearly There

Rowanberry cottage is offically finished, so says the buildings inspector! I can expect my registration certificate in the post any day now, so we are almost ready to welcome children from two years of age. Come for a visit. We think you’ll agree; it’s a special place to be!